Courses

BIOL 3800   Ecology and Evolution (3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 300. Relationships of plants and animals to their environment and to each other; ecophysiology, population growth, species interactions, ecological communities, and ecosystems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory and field work 3 hours.

BIOL 4510   Ornithology (4)
Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL 100C. Taxonomy, distribution, physiology, life history, ecology, and behavior of birds. Weekly field trips to birding locations along a transect covering all habitats from the sea to the desert. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory and field work 6 hours.

 2017 Ornithology class on our weekend retreat to the Desert Studies Center, Zzyzx, California

2017 Ornithology class on our weekend retreat to the Desert Studies Center, Zzyzx, California

BIOL 4540 Ecosystems of California (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 3800;  A comprehensive overview of the ecology and biodiversity of California's diverse ecosystems. The course also considers major transformations in the Earth's (i.e. Global Change) and future threats and opportunities for California's Ecosystems. Lecture 3 hrs, Laboratory 0 hrs.

BIOL 5400 Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 (or equivalent Biostatistics course) and graduate level standing. A graduate course on quantitative methods for data analysis is ecology and evolution. The format is a mixture of lectures of methodological topics and practical workshops using the R package. Lecture 3 hrs, Laboratory 0 hrs.